Top 7 Eco-Friendly Blogs with an ‘Energy’ Focus

It is no surprise that the blogosphere is filled with content dedicated to providing information on environmentally sustainable topics. Since there is such a large environmental presence on the web, Energy Authority sorted through the most relevant eco-friendly blogs that discuss a variety of eco-topics and include specific news and information related to energy, energy […]

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Building Green and Living Eco Friendly

It is a widely known fact that the world is made up of finite resources, and that we need to make greener choices in order to help the generations ahead of us. But it is a lesser known fact that our homes and offices are actually a major contributor to the problem. By building greener […]

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All the Ways that Coffee and Energy Efficiency Intersect

 How Green Is Black Coffee When It Comes to Energy Consumption? Coffee, much like tea, spices, and chocolate, is a commodity with a challenging reputation for being an energy-wasting luxury good that the planet might have been better off without someone having discovered its miraculous properties. For starters, coffee can only be produced near the […]

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Home Appliances: How to Improve your Energy Efficiency

Though often taken for granted, home appliances exist to allow us to operate more efficiently on a day-to-day basis. And, though not critical to our well-being, they definitely save us time and labor, but questionable as to whether they save us money. Even those refrigerators, microwaves and dishwashers that come with energy and money-saving features […]

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ABCs of Energy Efficiency

Simple Measures to Improve Energy Efficiency There are two actions that, with relatively low levels of investment and virtually no intrusion into one’s habits and lifestyle, can have a dramatic impact on the energy efficiency of a home: Air sealing, often referred to as “plugging”, improves the overall energy efficiency of a home and represents […]

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13 Easy Free & Almost Free Ways to Slash Your Energy Use

This is a guest post from Shel Horowitz, author of Painless Green: 111 Tips to Help the Environment, Lower Your Carbon Footprint, Cut Your Budget, and Improve Your Quality of Life—With No Negative Impact on Your Lifestyle. Read more tips at his blog http://goingbeyondsustainability.com   Readers of this blog already know WHY we should save energy. You […]

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Why You Should Plan on Gas Prices Staying High

One of my favorite email “forwards” regards the huge amount of oil in the Bakken Formation, a Mountain range in Western United States.  The email implies that there is a conspiracy among powerful environmentalists that keep this coveted resource from getting used. It goes on to say that tapping into this oil source would dramatically […]

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When Should You Use an Energy Broker?

If you are in a deregulated state and consume an above average volume of energy, you HAVE BEEN CALLED by either a third party supplier or broker. In fact, you have probably been called MANY TIMES, maybe even by us! That is because deregulation has opened up a new industry geared at helping consumers understand […]

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Hybrid Water Heaters Pros and Cons

A conscientious family, taking short showers, washing clothes in full loads only, and doing all the other daily household chores while using water wisely will still consume 550 gallons of hot water a week. A few extra minutes in the shower for a family of four every day will easily increase that to 700 gallons […]

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Five Tips to Save Electricity in Your Home

Here are five tips to help save electricity. You’ll not only save money on energy bills, you’ll also be reducing your carbon imprint on the planet: 1. Light Bulbs Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Edison did not invent the incandescent light bulb, but he did perfect it. His engineering feat has turned out to be […]

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